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Please find below the most recent in-depth analysis pieces from CriticalThreats.org.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: April 17
By Alexis Knutsen, April 17, 2015

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is partnering with local tribes in Yemen’s eastern Hadramawt governorate to seize and consolidate territory. The Yemeni military has been unable to staunch the militants’ advance.

The Growing Cyberthreat from Iran: The Initial Report of Project Pistachio Harvest

Iran is emerging as a significant cyberthreat to the US and its allies. The size and sophistication of the nation’s hacking capabilities have grown markedly over the last few years, and Iran has already penetrated well-defended networks in the US and Saudi Arabia and seized and destroyed sensitive data.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: April 15
By Alexis Knutsen, April 15, 2015

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is expanding its insurgent and terrorist operations and appears to be starting to control territory and key infrastructure in southern Yemen.

Update and Assessment: April 14, 2015
By The Editors , April 14, 2015

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on Iran and the al Qaeda network.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: April 10
By Alexis Knutsen, April 10, 2015

The al Houthis and allied military forces seized the capital of Shabwah in eastern Yemen, the farthest east the al Houthis have advanced in the current conflict. The al Houthis may face difficulties in establishing a foothold in Shabwah, where they will likely not have widespread local support.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: April 8
By Alexis Knutsen, April 8, 2015

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) continues to make gains against Yemeni military forces in Yemen’s eastern Hadramawt governorate. Iran is currently urging a political solution to Yemen’s turmoil.

Update and Assessment: April 7, 2015
By The Editors , April 7, 2015

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on Iran and the al Qaeda network.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: April 6
By Alexis Knutsen, April 6, 2015

The al Houthis and allied forces have advanced into central Aden and have solidified control over northern sections of the city, cutting off residents and anti-al Houthi forces from access to the rest of Yemen. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) appears to remain in control of parts of al Mukalla as tribal forces mobilize to try to retake the city.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: April 3
By Alexis Knutsen, April 3, 2015

Al Houthis continue to expand in south Yemen and temporarily gained control of most of Aden city despite coalition airstrikes. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is beginning to take advantage of the chaos and seized a city on Yemen’s southern coast, freeing an estimated 270 inmates from a local prison.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: April 1
By Alexis Knutsen, April 1, 2015

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes continued to target al Houthi military sites throughout Yemen for the sixth straight day. The al Houthis and pro-Hadi forces are currently battling for control of the southern port city of Aden. The al Houthis appear to be succeeding in moving forces to southern governorates in an attempt to isolate Aden.